At this stage, building managers take observations of the current conditions of resources and equipment. They can also verify the resources needed to move forward with the replacement of an asset. The purpose of the maintenance phase is to ensure that the asset is fully functioning and operating optimally until it reaches the end of its useful life. In this phase, all maintenance activities are performed and tracked.
Collecting data in this phase helps decision making at all stages of the asset's life. Matt is a project manager assigned to deliver a software application to an insurance company. Once Matt's project team completes the coding and implementation phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), the product is deployed at the insurance company. Now that the insurance company has the software and the software is working as intended, Matt's team meets with the insurance company to provide instructions for maintaining and maintaining the software.
The maintenance phase of the SDLC occurs after the product is fully operational. Software maintenance may include updates, repairs, and corrections to the software in the event of a break. The maintenance phase is the final phase of the SDLC. Once the software passes the design stage and is implemented, the maintenance phase of the software lifecycle begins.
The maintenance phase of the software lifecycle allows people to check the performance of the software after its release to see if everything is working properly. Perfect maintenance: Includes modifications and updates made to keep the software usable for a long period of time. It includes new features, new user requirements to refine the software and improve its reliability and performance. Different maintenance names or definitions can be used, and systems can combine maintenance categories in different ways than those described below.
Standard Operating Procedures (Updated): Defines in detail how the Operations %26 Maintenance (O%26M) team will perform business processes related to system operations and maintenance. It can be just a routine maintenance task such as an error discovered by some user or it can be a large event in itself based on the size or nature of the maintenance. The type of maintenance completed and the maintenance schedule should be determined based on asset performance information, monitoring information, and asset risk. The changes are implemented in the software system following a software maintenance process, which is known as the software maintenance lifecycle (SMLC).
A software maintenance estimation study found that the cost of maintenance is as high as 67% of the cost of the entire software process cycle. When maintenance is not completed as scheduled or maintenance no longer allows the asset to meet the required service level, additional and more costly efforts may be required. Proper asset maintenance and investment in proactive maintenance for higher-risk assets allow a system to spend its limited maintenance money as efficiently as possible.